I'm so thankful for a company like Catholic Heritage Curricula! For one thing, as a new homeschooling mom, this whole thing can be quite overwhelming and they really put me at ease and walked me through the whole process. CHC's customer service is excellent! I emailed Theresa with questions and got an answer back almost immediately. Their website is very user friendly and they allow you to create "wish lists" so you have very easy access to those materials that you'd really like to have...but can't quite afford at the moment!
I thought I would share what each of my kids will be working on when school starts! If you're a veteran homeschooler and are bored to tears with this sort of thing....just skip on down to the bottom!
CHC Lesson Plans: Fourth Grade
The Father Brown Reader
Rare Catholic Stories
My Catholic Speller: Level C
Language of God: Level C
Saxon Math 5/4
Behold and See 4: Human Anatomy & Health
Faith & Life Series: Grade 4
1001 Facts for Your Catholic Geography Bee
Called to Serve: A Guidebook for Altar Servers
CHC Lesson Plans: First Grade
Little Stories for Little Folks: Catholic Phonics Readers
What Do You Like To Do....Catholic Easy Reader & Keepsake Journal
My Very First Catholic Speller
Catholic Heritage Handwriting: Level 1
Easy as 1,2,3: A Catholic Overview of Science for the Primary Grades
MCP Mathematics 2005 Edition: Level 1
Faith & Life Series: Grade 1
New Catholic Picture Bible
CHC Lesson Plans: Preschool-Kindergarten
I Can Find Letter Sounds
I Can Find Numbers & Shapes
Little Folks Letter Practice
You can click on any of these titles to get a closer look at the book....even see some sample pages! The lessons plans are perfect for a first time homeschooling mom who doesn't have a clue about how to put lesson plans together!
What sold me on CHC's program is that it seems very gentle and light and it is solidly Catholic! As a matter of fact, when Nathan picked up his speller, he said "Hey mom, even the spelling book is holy"! I guess you can't ask for more than that!
I guess I will be spending the next several weeks familiarizing myself with all the material and getting ready for our first day. When will our first day be, you ask? I don't have any idea! Most likely, it will be sometime in September....although I'm not so sure the kids will be able to wait that long...especially when a lot of their friends go back to school in early August. We'll have to wait and see.
Here are some pictures of our materials that came today!